Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 / 5.10 : enigmail vulnerability (USN-211-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Hadmut Danish discovered an information disclosure vulnerability in
the key selection dialog of the Mozilla/Thunderbird enigmail plugin.
If a user's keyring contained a key with an empty user id (i. e. a key
without a name and email address), this key was selected by default
when the user attempted to send an encrypted email. Unless this empty
key was manually deselected, the message got encrypted for that empty
key, whose owner could then decrypt it.

Solution :

Update the affected mozilla-enigmail and / or
mozilla-thunderbird-enigmail packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20629 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3256